Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Esther EASTWOOD (1722-?)
and Esther Eastwood married on 5 May 1746 at St. Michael's in
Withyham, Sussex. (They were not my direct ancestors. Samuel was
the brother of my 7x Great Grandmother,
was baptised on 24 March 1717/8 in Wadhurst, Sussex. He was the son of
Elizabeth Kitchenham (1683-1749). At the time of his baptism his
father was an alehouse keeper. Samuel was buried on 15 December 1800 in
Wadhurst, when he was described as a widower. He was named as the executor of his mother's will.
was baptised on 6 May 1722 in Mayfield, Sussex. She was the daughter
of James Eastwood and Sarah. She died before 1800.
and Esther Eastwood had known 6 children:
Elizabeth Swift was baptised on 10
October 1746 in Wadhurst.
Elizabeth married Thomas Basset by
licence on 21 April 1768 in Wadhurst. They were then both of
Wadhurst and both able to sign their names. The witnesses were
Joseph Basset and Samuel Swift who also both signed their
Thomas and Elizabeth had 2 known children:
Thomas Basset was baptised on 28 December 1769 in Wadhurst.
Elizabeth Basset was baptised on 28 November 1775 in Wadhurst.
Elizabeth married Samuel Newington by licence on 17 November 1796 in
Wadhurst. Their marriage licence was dated 14 November 1796 and
recorded that Samuel was a bachelor and a minor aged 20 and upwards and
that he married with the consent of Joseph Newington a miller of
Ticehurst. Elizabeth was a spinster of Wadhurst aged 21 and updwards.
They were both of Wadhurst and both able to sign the marriage register.
The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Bassett, Joel
Newington (not sure about his forename) and John Cooper, who
all signed their names.
Samuel was the son of Joseph Newington and Mary Young.
Samuel Swift was baptised on 10 June
1748 in Wadhurst. He married
Mary Noakes on 9 July 1779 in
Wadhurst. (They have
their own page.)
John Swift was baptised on 28 May
1751 in Wadhurst.
Sarah Swift was baptised on 2 June
1754 in Wadhurst.
Hetty Swift was baptised in April
1756 in Wadhurst.
Hetty married John Noakes by banns on 29
November 1781 in Wadhurst. John was then a bachelor and Hetty a
spinster, and they were both able to sign their names. The witnesses to
the marriage were Robert Smith and Thomas Cooper who also
both signed their names.
John was baptised on 13 March 1750/1 in
Burwash, Sussex and was the son of William Noakes and Mary
Russell. He died aged 78 years and was buried on 23 January 1830
in Burwash. He left a
will, which was proved on 22 July 1830.
John and Hetty had 7
Samuel Noakes was baptised on 30 September 1782 in Burwash.
James Noakes was baptised on 8 February 1785 in Burwash.
James Noakes was baptised on 9 August 1786 in Burwash. He was named as his father's executor.
John Noakes was baptised on 25 November 1790 in Burwash.
Ann Noakes was baptised on 5 April 1793 in Burwash.
William Noakes was baptised on 12 October 1795 in Burwash.
Henry Swift was baptised on 9 August
1762 in Wadhurst.